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Helping productivity through gender equality. Just one of the eleven positive outcomes which can arise through the establishment of a more equal society.
Livestock production employs more than 1.3 billion people and livestock keeping is a mainstay of the livelihoods of some 600 million poor farmers in the developing world. Increasing demand for meat, milk and eggs in poor countries, particularly in India, China and other emerging economies, is driving economic growth. Making smallholder dairy production more competitive …
Human, livestock and environmental health are inextricably linked, Sixty-one per cent of all diseases are ‘zoonotic’ –that is, transmissible between animals and humans.
For people living in absolute poverty and chronic hunger, the solution is not to rid the world of livestock, but to find ways to farm animals more efficiently and more sustainably
Mixed crop-and-livestock farms will, more than the traditional breadbaskets and rice bowls of the past, feed the developing world over the next few decades
This IFPRI report reviews empirical literature on gender differences in use, access, and adoption of nonland agricultural inputs in developing countries. It focuses on four key areas: (1) technological resources, (2) natural resources, (3) human resources, and (4) social and political capital. Download the report
A workshop entitled Gender and market-oriented agriculture: From research to practice (AgriGender 2011) was organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the IPMS project from 31 January to 2 February 2011 in Addis Ababa to share the experiences of integrating gender in initiatives promoting market-oriented agriculture. Download the report
If women in rural areas had the same access to land, technology, financial services, education and markets as men, agricultural production could be increased and the number of hungry people reduced by 100-150 million, FAO said yesterday in its 2010-11 edition of The State of Food and Agriculture report. Read the news release This 4 …
ILRI’s Jemimah Njuki was today profiled by the CGIAR ICT-KM Program in its “Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture” series of interviews. Jemimah Njuki didn’t set out to make gender issues the focus of her life’s work. She came across her passion in life quite by accident. While working as a livestock scientist in her native …